SaaS-based test automation platform Testsigma on Monday said that it has secured a $4.6 million funding led by Accel and Strive, with participation from BoldCap & a host of well-known entrepreneurs and operators including Shanmugam Krishnasamy, Kiran Darisi and others also joined the round.
The company siad that fund will use to strengthen the core engineering and product team and to build alongside and for a global community of testers, test automation engineers, and developers.
Founded by Rukmangada Kandyala, Pratheep Velicherla, Vikram Chaitanya, and Rajesh Reddy in 2019, Testsigma is an open-source test automation platform for end-to-end testing that works out of the box. It’s built to enable Agile teams to collaboratively plan, develop, execute, analyze, debug, and report on their automated testing—for websites, native Android and iOS apps, and APIs.
“Today’s test stack has made test automation more about writing and maintaining scripts than about taking quality software to market as quickly as possible. What we’re trying to do at Testsigma is not just simplify test automation to speed up the testing, but also make it a sustainable, scalable process in which the tools don’t require ongoing maintenance, freeing up the teams to focus on value delivery instead of building and maintaining scripts and frameworks,” said, Rukmangada Kandyala, founder and CEO of Testsigma.
Sage, HPE, Netgear, HDFC Life, IEEE, SignEasy, American Psychological Association, Mehiläinen, and more are using Testsigma throughout their software delivery cycles.
“Test Automation is a problem faced by every organization, more so these days when release cycles are getting shorter. We are very excited to partner with Testsigma. It is an incredibly comprehensive, easy-to-use test automation platform that caters to every testing requirement of an organization,” Abhinav Chaturvedi, Partner at Accel, said.
“These are dev-founders who are building for other devs. Test automation has a problem of fragmentation and we need a collaborative approach to solve this if we are to ship good software. The team’s open-source approach to build a platform for quality seems to be the perfect recipe” Nikhil Kapur, partner at STRIVE, said.
The platform is built with Java, but the automated tests are code-agnostic. Through built-in NLP Grammar, teams can automate user actions in simple English or generate airtight test scripts with the Test Recorder.
It has built-in visual testing, generators for parametrized or data-driven testing, a test lab on cloud, integrations with CI tools, and an AI that automatically fixes unstable elements, isolates regression-affected scripts, and provides suggestions for quick RCA on test failure.